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Tougher Laws On Pipeline Protests Face Test In Louisiana

16 hours 17 min ago

A number of states are making it harder to protest the construction of oil and gas pipelines. Recent felony arrests in Louisiana could be a test case for these tougher new laws.

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Maria Butina, Accused Of Being Russian Agent, Has Long History Of Urging Protest

16 hours 23 min ago

Butina's friends and contacts describe a driven young woman whose ardent support for gun rights brought her across the world and eventually into the center of the Russia investigation.

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As A D.C. Public Housing Complex Faces Redevelopment, One Teenager Reflects

16 hours 24 min ago

Eighteen-year-old Dasani Watkins and her family moved out of Barry Farm in May 2018. She talks about her time there, as the community prepares for redevelopment.

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County Jails Struggle To Treat Mentally Ill Inmates

16 hours 25 min ago

Getting mental health treatment to inmates who need it requires money and unprecedented collaboration between state and county departments of criminal justice and social services. Is it working?

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North Korea's Kim Jong Un Says He Will Visit Seoul

16 hours 53 min ago

During a third summit between Kim Jong Un and South Korea's Moon Jae-in, Pyongyang also agrees to dismantle missile and nuclear weapons sites if the U.S. takes "corresponding" measures.

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Lawsuit Filed Against Gas Company After Massachusetts Fires And Explosions

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 21:16

The suit alleges "antiquated" gas lines of Columbia Gas and its parent company, NiSource, caused the over-pressurization of the system leading to the disaster in three towns.

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Tesla Is Under Investigation By The Justice Department

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 21:00

Tesla says it handed over documents after CEO Elon Musk announced he would take Tesla private. Investigators might scrutinize the company's accounting practices and whether investors were misled.

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Trump Administration Eases Regulation Of Methane Leaks On Public Lands

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 20:17

The proposal to reduce limits on methane emissions from oil and gas operations on public land is the latest move to roll back Obama-era climate regulations.

Former Writer Saw Bert And Ernie As 'Loving Couple,' Sesame Workshop Disagrees

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 18:22

Mark Saltzman revived a longtime debate saying, yes, the beloved puppet pair were gay. Their producers and creators were quick to deny the claim.

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Hearing With Kavanaugh And Accuser Alleging Sexual Assault In Turmoil

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 17:55

The Senate Judiciary committee plans to hold a hearing on Christine Blasey Ford's claim that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in the 1980s - even without her testimony.

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How To Help Those Affected By Hurricane Florence

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 17:47

In the aftermath of Florence, officials are encouraging people to volunteer and donate. Here's a guide on how to do that.

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Facebook Allowed Employers To Exclude Women From Job Ads, ACLU Says

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 17:41

The complaint, filed Tuesday, says 10 businesses prevented women from receiving employment opportunities on the website. It also accused Facebook of excluding women in its own company.

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Supreme Court Orders Disclosure for Dark Money, As New Report Unveils Some Donors

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 17:01

Groups such as the NRA and Chamber of Commerce must disclose who paid for campaign ads they run this fall. A new report says such groups pumped about $600 million into elections between 2010 and 2016.

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Woman Rides Bicycle To 183.9 MPH — A New World Record

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 16:09

Denise Mueller-Korenek, 45, has become the fastest human ever to ride a bicycle over open ground, racing in the draft provided by a dragster.

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Floodwaters Rise In Carolinas, Taking Lives And Prompting Environmental Concerns

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 15:53

The storm is blamed for 34 deaths in three states. More than 10,000 people in North Carolina are living in shelters, and thousands of people have been rescued from their homes.

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Why The U.S. Ranks At The Bottom In A Foreign Aid Index

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 15:41

In a newly published index, the Center for Global Development assesses the quantity and quality of aid from 27 wealthy countries.

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Man Mocked For Shaving On Train Says He Was Leaving Homeless Shelter

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 15:17

The public grooming caught on tape made Anthony Torres the butt of jokes. Now he tells The Associated Press he had just gotten out of a shelter and didn't want family to see him looking unkempt.

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Trump Says Brett Kavanaugh 'Does Not Deserve This'

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 13:53

After a private meeting with the president of Poland, Trump conducted his first formal question-and-answer session with reporters since July, and defended his Supreme Court nominee.

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Florence Engulfs Hog Farms And Chicken Houses, Thrashing North Carolina Agriculture

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 13:39

At least 1.7 million chickens have died from flooding in the state. The impact is now coming into focus — including overflowing pools of hog manure and waterlogged sweet potato fields.

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Memoirist: Evangelical Purity Movement Sees Women's Bodies As A 'Threat'

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 13:34

In Pure, Linda Kay Klein reflects on the "deep, long-lasting shame" caused by churches that claim women and girls are responsible for the sexual desires of men.

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